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Check out Bryan Lasky’s photos and read about his highlights including The National, Childish Gambino, The Lonely Island, Phish and more at Bonnaroo 2019.
My Morning Jacket will return to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York this August for the first time since 2012 for a concert in celebration of ‘The Tennessee Fire’s’ 20th anniversary. A deluxe edition of the LP featuring previously unreleased tracks has also been announced.
Jim James wrapped up a two-night run at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club on Saturday night.
Jim James treated the 9:30 Club audience to a number of songs from his solo albums as well as an impromptu “Hopefully” from My Morning Jacket’s 2001 album ‘At Dawn.’
The 50th annual Oregon Country Fair festival will feature Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Jim James (solo), ALO and many others.
Celebrate My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James’ birthday today with a Spotify Playlist featuring his covers of several classic songs.
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- State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
About Jim James
Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn’t break from, MMJ’s accomplishments.
Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do,” he says, “so on MMJ records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself.”
The results are nine songs that resist easy categorization, from the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A. E.I. O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life.” On Regions of Light and Sound of God, nothing is what it seemstouchstones from old-school R&B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear; a delicate instrumental is titled “Exploding.” It’s complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic. “The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”
Stream audio, read a recap and check out the setlists from Phish’s Camp Oswego festival, which came to a close on this date in 1999.
John Popper with Twidde and Cory Wong with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are among the collaborative sets that have been added to the 2019 LOCKN’ lineup.
Greensky Bluegrass recruited members of the Jon Stickley Trio for “Casual Wednesday” shenanigans at The NorVa in Norfolk.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the 38-minute “Ruby Waves” from Sunday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Nationals Park will host a Grateful Dead Night in August when the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds.